Faculty in the News
New funding supports Princeton's biofuels efforts .
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has committed another round of funding to lead the second phase of its Bioenergy Research Center — one of four large-scale DOE-funded research centers focused on innovation in biofuels, bioproducts, and a clean energy future for the country.
Princeton chemist and astrophysicist team up to uncover spatial patterns among galaxies .
"You can study the holes between the galaxies similarly to the way you would study the structure of materials,” says Princeton theoretical chemist Salvatore Torquato. His new paper with astrophysicist Oliver Philcox offers new tools for understanding complicated structures — from the atomic level to the Universe itself.
Ecologist Jeanne Altmann and ethicist Peter Singer honored with Frontiers of Knowledge Awards .
The awards recognize basic research and creative work that significantly enlarges the stock of knowledge in a discipline, opens up new fields, or builds bridges between disciplinary areas.
What Einstein would think of Pi Day. Plus: Princeton players and pep squads play 'March Mathness' .
We talked to historian of science Michael Gordin about Einstein's life and times, his achievements, and his involvement with the monumental issues of his day. On the lighter side of Pi Day, we challenged some basketball players and boosters to recite as many digits as they can.